Because there’s no need for acne sufferers to compromise safety for success.
Clears up acne by supplying the skin with the ingredients it needs to heal itself naturally.
Acne flare-ups diminish with each cell turnover cycle until they gradually disappear altogether.
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Our acne treatment products are designed to treat the root cause of acne, excess sebum, in addition to residual effects like bacterial overgrowth and excess surface oil.
Our Treatment Serum is both safe and effective because we use intelligent ingredients, most notably pantothenic acid, that are key to the safe and successful elimination of acne.
KEY INGREDIENTSPantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)
Vitamin B5 works by controlling and regulating the oil production of the sebaceous glands (sebum). This is done by increasing Coenzyme A (Co-A), which increases the metabolic breakdown of oils, mainly sebum, via normal activity of cell physiology.
With demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties, niacinamide may be of benefit to patients with inflammatory skin conditions, including acne vulgaris. In particular, it blocks the inflammatory actions of iodides known to precipitate or exacerbate acne.
Rich in Omega-6 and 9, Vitamin E, carotenes, squalene, and phenols, argan oil possesses a remarkable ability to nourish, moisturize and improve skin elasticity. It is also known for its ability to control surface sebum, thus eliminating that greasy look.
ALL INGREDIENTSCamellia sinensis (green & white tea), pantothenic acid, Argania spinosa (argan) oil, emu oil, Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil, Calophyllum inophyllum (tamanu oil), Citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seed oil, vegetable squalene (from olive oil), Tocopherol (vitamin E), kombucha extract, lactic acid, Populus tremuloides (aspen) bark, MicroGuard*, Salix nigra (black willow bark) extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (licorice) tincture, niacinamide, xanthan gum, usnea lichen tincture, lecithin, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary oleoresin), Daucus carota (carrot) seed essential oil, Lavandula augustifolia (lavender) essential oil, Helichrysum splendidum (helichrysum) essential oil, Curcuma longa (curcuma longa) essential oil.
NO HARMFUL INGREDIENTSNo harmful chemicals (such as triclosan), no waxes that can clog pores, no water that can evaporate and dry out your skin, no drying anti-microbials (such as alcohol) and no nut oils that can go rancid with UV exposure.
No benzoyl peroxide, which kills new skin cell formation and contributes to accelerated aging of mature skin.
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"There are very few brands i truly trust and MVO is one of them! Thank you for your great, clean products." -- Ellen Martino
"I just started using your stuff and it has already changed my face's life." -- @NikoleBeckwith
"I absolutely love what your products are doing to my skin. I tried the travel size and now it's time to upgrade to full-size!" -- Nicole Gulotta
"It took about two months to see the full results, and now my face looks great! I no longer break out, not even around my period. My skin feels softer and the look of my fine lines have diminished (a definite plus!) I recently visited family that I haven’t seen in months and they commented on how good my face looks." -- Cindy F.
"I am totally totally AMAZED. I stuck with the regimen as you encouraged me to do, and it has paid off in aces. My skin has almost completely cleared up over the last 6 weeks with the most dramatic improvement over the last couple of weeks. Gone are the small bumps under the surface. Gone is the surface roughness. Gone is breakthrough oiliness. It feels so much happier and balanced. I love everything… you have a devoted fan." -- Sachi
"I love your products and have been using your serums, oils and sunscreen for a couple of years now." -- Sophie on Facebook
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The root cause of acne, teenage or adult, is excess sebum production. The body starts to manufacture sebum, a thick waxy substance, at the onset of puberty. It is related to testosterone production, which explains why so many teenage boys go through an acne stage. At times of increased hormone production other regulatory pathways are put under pressure. For example, pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) is needed to make hormones. It is also needed to synthesize Co- enzyme A, which regulates the breakdown of lipids in the body, including sebum. Nature always prioritizes, so in the event that pantothenic acid is in high demand to produce hormones, Co-enzyme A production dwindles, and with it the body’s ability to break down fats, such as sebum, in the skin. The result is clogged pores, infection and pimples.
A safe alternative to oral antibiotics can be found in topical applications of a serum containing pantothenic acid, which has been demonstrated to clear cases of acne that have not responded to any other treatment. That’s why the pantothenic acid content of our Treatment Serum is 10%. MVO’s Treatment Serum is remarkably effective because it works with nature. By supplying an ingredient which the body needs, and whose lack prevents certain processes from functioning normally, it allows the body to do the work necessary to heal itself.
Treatment Serum increases the supply of pantothenic acid to the skin, thus helping to normalize lipid breakdown. Treatment Serum also contains antioxidants to fight a range of free radicals, the kind that attack the lipid membranes as well as those that damage cell structures and DNA. And, in addition to potent anti-microbials to impede bacterial colonization, it also contains vitamin-rich natural emollients to provide protection, connection and renewal, thereby conditioning your skin and preventing transepidermal water loss. Last but not least, humectants increase the epidermal water content so your skin retains moisture.
When it comes to fighting acne, there is such a thing as too much exfoliation. Most acne treatments rely on exfoliation as the main treatment protocol because most of them are designed for teenage skin. The problem is that while teenage skin is very resilient and can recover from almost any amount of abuse, such is not the case with adult skin. Excessive exfoliation that strips the skin of its protective lipid barrier is not a good idea for any age skin. Loss of barrier function sets up conditions for bacteria to thrive, so the result for young skin may be an increase in flare-ups, while older skin may really bear the brunt of the abuse by becoming thinner and more prone to wrinkling. Using natural ingredients to increase your skin's water content and improve tone and texture is the best, long-term way to care for acne prone skin—at any age.
There are many acne treatments out there, but the paradox has been that if they are safe they don’t work, and if they work, they come with serious side effects. Accutane, which shrinks sebaceous glands, is the one treatment guaranteed to clear up extremely stubborn cases of acne. Unfortunately, the side effects are very serious, ranging from hair loss and depression to birth defects. For adults who would like to combat acne without compromising skin quality Accutane is not a good choice, as it will accelerate aging.
"Intelligent Ingredients" is more than just a tagline. It’s the overriding principle that guides every formulation at Marie Veronique Organics. That’s because science tells us that what goes on your skin ultimately penetrates your skin and goes into your body. The right ingredients can do a world of good and the wrong ones quite the opposite. Before an ingredient gets added to a product we make sure it does the right thing, efficiently and without causing harm to you or the planet.
Using our deep scientific understanding of the aging process, we turn to nature for potent ingredients that will counter—and even reverse—the effects of aging skin. Our ingredients are selected to penetrate deep within the skin, working exactly where the aging action happens, rather than simply staying on the surface. And above all else, we stand by our philosophy that toxic ingredients, harmful chemicals, artificial agents and preservatives are not the solution for making your skin look and feel younger.
It’s probably no surprise that our entire company is dedicated to sustainability. Wherever possible we use natural, organic and fair trade ingredients, packaged in 100% recyclable materials. And we source them as close to our Mill Valley headquarters as possible to keep our footprint super small.
Shake all products well before use and keep out of direct sunlight. Use both morning and night for best results.
1 Cleanse (Included in Acne Relief Kit)
Massage 1-2 pumps of Treatment Cleanser onto dry or moist skin. Rinse well with warm water. Cleanser can also be applied with a soft facial towel or brush to better remove stubborn makeup or dirt. Gently pat face dry.
Optional step – not included in kit. See all hydrate products.
3 Replenish (Included in Acne Relief Kit)
While skin is still moist, rub a few drops of Treatment Oil between palms and massage onto face. This will help work the product into the skin, stimulating blood ﬂow and reducing pore congestion.
4 Protect Day + Repair Night (Included in Acne Relief Kit)
DAY: Apply Everyday Sheer Coverage SPF 20 daily. For best results, spread the coverage in outward and downward strokes.
NIGHT: Follow Treatment Oil with a thin and even layer of Treatment Serum.